National Statistical Institute
Bulgaria's industrial production grew at the slowest pace in five months in May, data from the National Statistical Institute showed on Tuesday.
Industrial production rose 0.6 percent year-on-year in May, slower than a 2.7 percent increase in April.
The latest production was the weakest since December, when it fell 2.9 percent.
According to the National Statistical Institute, approximately 250,000 young Bulgarian compatriots have been demoted to study and work last year.
More than half of them are Bulgarians and one third are Roma.
Young people, who neither study nor work, live mostly in villages and have low education. However, 10% of inactive young people are university graduates.
In the first four months of the year, exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries grew by 14.7% compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to 5.9 billion levs. Bulgaria's main trading partners are Turkey, China, Serbia, the USA, Northern Macedonia, which accounted for 51.9% of the exports to third countries, according to data from the National Statistical Institute.